Christophe Harbour Blog

Christophe Harbour Resident Talks about Life on St. Kitts

By admin in Beach, Community, Nature and Environment, St. Kitts

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St. Kitts Recognized for Rainforest Conservation Efforts

By admin in Nature and Environment

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St. Kitts Leatherback Sea Turtle makes its way to Massachusetts

By Katherine in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Nature and Environment, St. Kitts

A leatherback turtle from St.Kitts found earlier this month off the coast of Massachusetts in the North Atlantic Ocean. The turtle, named Kitty, was originally tagged in St. Kitts by the The St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN). Exciting news for Dr. Kimberly Stewart and her team at SKSTMN. Kitty's movements can be tracked online. 

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The Caribbean Unknown

By Katherine in Nature and Environment

Modern science tells us that we, the human animal, utilize only 10% of our brain. Since middle-school biology class, we’ve puzzled over this. 10%? How can that be? A cure for polio, gravity-defying rocket launches to the moon, the internet, the iPad, cloning, master symphonies—all achieved using only 1/10th of our cognitive ability? While the other 90% naps or rouses itself to eat a bon bon or two before returning to slumber? What, then, could be achieved were we to goad our entire minds into action?

Now, consider this.

The Caribbean, that modern day paradise to world-travelers and celebrity elite, is only 2% inhabited. You read that right. When we talk of the Caribbean, of St. Kitts, St. Barths, St....

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Legendary Beginnings:  How St. Kitts got (or didn’t get) its name.

By Katherine in Community, Nature and Environment, St. Kitts

While several theories on the origin of St. Kitts name are still debated 519 years after Christopher Columbus first spotted the island, one slightly fanciful premise lends the moniker the most color.

Legend has it that, in 1493, when Columbus sailed past the island for the first time, he found its distinct shape intriguing. Much as one might imagine a herd of elephants or a stately castle in a particular mass of clouds, the explorer conjured a recognizable figure in the island’s outline. To the active imagination of Columbus, it mimicked a silhouette of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child. So taken by the likeness, he christened the island St. Christopher. Nearly two centuries later, when Britain’s Sir Thomas Warner...

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